Educator Relationship Misconduct Database

Educator Relationship Misconduct Database

Embed this database

Educators accused and disciplined by the Iowa Board of Educational Examiners for relationship misconduct since 1981 and posted on the IBEE website. This dataset includes teachers, coaches and administrators licensed by the State of Iowa. Educator ages represent when alleged incidents occurred, not when educators were disciplined by the State. URLs (viewable by scrolling to the right) are provided for IBEE disciplinary documents and related news accounts, which often provided greater detail than the documents posted by the IBEE.

Name Age Position District County Year Allegation Type Notes Sanction Type Ibee More Info
Bahr, Dave 33 physical education teacher / girls' basketball coach Albia Community School District Monroe 1987 Sexual involvement or indecent "the Commission finds that there is substantial evidence supporting the fact that certain touching and kissing did occur...the Commission finds that the events regarding the senior party did take place, that Mr. Bahr was involved, he consumed alcoholic beverages, and that he did kiss [redacted] on the lips in front of other students." Reprimand click here click here
Hamm, Joseph 41 music teacher Iowa City Community School District (Northwest Junior High, Coralville) Johnson 1996 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Joseph E. Hamm, 47, a music teacher at Center High School in Kansas City, was charged Tuesday with four counts of elementary sodomy, one count of forcible sodomy, kidnapping, possession of child pornography, furnishing pornographic material to a minor and sexual misconduct involving a child by indecent exposure. Hamm is accused of kidnapping and sexually molesting the boy and bringing the boy to Hamm's Kansas City home several times....[Hamm] was a music teacher at Northwest Junior High, was placed on one year of probation after filing an Alford plea in Johnson County District Court to a charge of sexual harassment. He was accused of making sexual advances toward a 14-year-old girl at the school and resigned from his teaching job in Coralville in 1996." Reprimand click here click here
McCoy, Austin Lycurgus 23 secondary special education teacher / activity sponsor for football, basketball, track and baseball Seymour Community School District Wayne 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced a relationship with a student that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship" Reprimand click here click here
O'Brien, Austin 20 middle school football coach Cardinal Community School District Wapello 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "The investigation revealed that Respondent had a romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship with a high school senior from another school district." Reprimand click here click here
Pauley, Thomas Haynes 40 unknown - secondary endorsements in reading, English/language arts, government; k-12 coach Washington Community School District Washington 1992 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "In July, 1990, you acted inappropriately in a relationship with a senior high student." | IBEE: "Complaint: Sexual abuse" Reprimand click here click here
Traub, Kimberly 39 Spanish teacher and computer/keyboarding teacher Emmetsburg Community School District Palo Alto 2013 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "Respondent commenced relationships with students that exceeded the boundaries of an appropriate teacher/student relationship. Respondent and students communicated via Twitter and Facebook. The conversations were inappropriate for a teacher to have with a student. Respondent was warned on several occasions to case all non-professional relationships/communication with students in and out of school. After repeated warnings, Respondent took students to graduation parties. While at parties, Respondent consumed alcohol and was seen having inappropriate physical contact with a student." Reprimand click here click here
Weaver, James "Jim" 34 unknown Williamsburg Community School District Iowa 1995 Romantic or otherwise inappropriate relationship "You did act inappropriately toward a female student in your charge while employed by the Williamsburg Community School District." | "I acknowledge that I erred by entering into an inappropriate relationship with one of my female students." Reprimand click here click here